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Upcoming Civic Engagement Conferences

An incomplete listing (by date) of upcoming civic engagement conferences that may be of interest to ADP participants! Of special note is the pre-conference session on ADP’s new Campus and Community Civic Health initiative with NCoC at the IARSLCE conference in Baltimore at the end of September (see details below)!

National Conference on Citizenship | Friday, September 14, 2012 | Philadelphia

NCoC logoThe 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship will be held in Philadelphia on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in partnership with the National Constitution Center and with support from the Case Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and KPMG LLP.  Registration is available at Seating is limited so we encourage you to secure your seat today. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Exploring the link between civic engagement and employment.” The Conference will showcase and present new research and programs that explore the role all types of civic engagement play in creating and maintaining thriving communities.  Throughout the day, we’ll hear from speakers such as Jonathan Greenblatt of the White House, Jack Miller of the Jack Miller Center, Eric Liu and Jena Cane of the Guiding Lights Network, Chaeyoon Lim of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Diane Melley of IBM, and many more. There will also be plenty of time for networking and connecting with colleagues old and new.

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International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) | September 23-25, 2012 | Baltimore

The theme for the 12th annual conference is  Connected Knowing: the generative power of connections and relationships in research on service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE annual research conference is targeted to scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners interested in research on service-learning, community-based research, campus-community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes in P-20 education. Attendees include faculty, administrators, and scholar-practitioners in higher education, community partners, educators in K-12, and professionals and leaders in educational policy and community development. To advance understanding of scholarship from international perspectives, scholars from outside of the United States are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. Hosted by the University of Maryland and co-sponsored by American University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Campus Compact, McDaniel College, Montgomery College, and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Of particular interest, may be the Morning Preconference Session: 9:00 AM- 12:00 P.M on September 23:

Measuring and Improving Campus and Community Civic Health

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the roles higher education institutions play in advancing the civic health of their campus and broader community (e.g., how do service-learning and community engagement enhance civic health). Participants will learn about the new Campus Civic Health Initiative, a three year partnership between AASCU’s American Democracy Project and the National Conference on Citizenship, designed to support institutions to assess, understand and promote campus and community civic health. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of common indicators of civic health (e.g., political engagement, public work, volunteering and giving, group participation, online engagement, social trust, civic knowledge and agency, social connectedness) and how they are measured. Participants will be asked to consider how they would define and measure civic health in their own campus, organization, and/or community and to consider where there are conceptual, practical, or process-oriented gaps in our work to-date.  Participants will leave the session with a campus and community civic health assessment tool and an understanding of how they can use it to conduct their own research, evaluation and action planning.

Presenters: Kristi Tate, National Conference on Citizenship; Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life | October 5-7, 2012 | New York City

This year’s Imagining America conference theme is Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners? Registration is now open. We encourage you to register and take advantage of the early-bird rates, which expire on August 31st. Here’s the link:

**ADP’s Jen Domagal-Goldman and Cecilia Orphan will present as part of the Communications and Technology: Innovations, Cogitations, and Cool Tools to Tell the Story of Engagement seminar at the IA conference.

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